Working Group for Information Literacy

Contribute links to the WGIL Diigo group!

diigo_sharebookmarkInterested in bookmarking, sharing and seeing quality IL-related sites and documents that you and others WGIL members encounter? Think about signing up for a Diigo account ( and then joining the WGIL Diigo group (, where we can share valuable resources we find out on the web.

You can see recent additions to the group (“Diigo Links”) in the right side menu on this blog!


WGIL Room podcast # 16

Better late than never! The latest WGIL Room podcast (episode 16) is now live! We attempt to tackle the issues of MOOCs, open education and badges. Oh boy. Our eyes may be bigger than our stomachs…

New Discussion Platform: Google Group

I sent an invite to everyoe on the existing WGIL (LIC) listserv, but if you didn’t get it, you can join the new discussion forum here:!forum/sunyla-wgil

You can find Google Group help/tutorials here:


Participant help:

Should I use/create a Google account for this?

The plan is to get everyone on this new forum, make sure there aren’t any major problems with the platform for our needs, and then discontinue the older listserv.

If you have ANY questions or concerns, please let me know. Thanks,


Save the Date! 3Ts 2013 Conference, March 15

3Ts 2013 Conference: Transliteracy From Cradle to Career
March 15th, 2013
SUNY Empire State College

Featuring keynote speaker Sue Thomas

As this year’s title suggests, we have expanded the scope of the conference to include K-12 educators to create a dialogue with faculty, librarians, and instructional designers about 21st Century literacies.  Join us for a day of exhilarating conversations about the theory and practice of emerging literacies and innovative technologies throughout a learner’s educational experience.

How to Add Your Assessment Rubrics to RAILS

Mark McBride has put together a handy video showing how to add your campus assessment rubrics to the SUNY page within RAILS:

Some Excellent Tutorials

These aren’t super-new, but I just came across them via PRIMO:

This handy suite of excellently produced videos covers basic research skills such as developing a topic and generating keywords, distinguishing scholarly and primary sources, and why and how to cite sources. The content is not specific to any institution. Many also include handy HTML code so you can embed them on a web page or LMS.

Hello WGILers!

This is the draft new site for WGIL. My hope is to gather a team of active bloggers and admins to maintain it and keep information flowing among our members.

Contact me with your ideas,

Dana Longley

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